7:37 pm - 08/07/2012

Hunger Games War: Jennifer Lawrence Pay Raise Upsets Co-Stars


Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson are demanding more money to appear in the Hunger Games sequel, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

The pair are suffering with pay envy after learning that their blonde bombshell co-star Jennifer Lawrence, 21, is signed on to earn $10 million for the second movie in the series, Catching Fire – a significant pay hike from the $500k she received for the first film.

And the two male leads are even threatening to walk if the movie studio doesn’t give them what they want.

“When stars are negotiating their contracts, these things can happen and stars will try and bump up their salaries,” a source said.

“Liam and Josh got wind of Jennifer’s significant pay raise and they want more money to appear in the second movie of the tetralogy. They’re not demanding as much as Jennifer, they’re aware she plays a bigger role in the films, but they want a little more than the $2 million they were each offered.

“With the success of the first movie, they feel that $5 million is a more suitable fee and are haggling with the studio before dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on their deals.

“And they have even said they may not return for the sequel, which they hope will be a bargaining chip for a bigger pay packet,” the source revealed.

As the Hollywood Reporter reported, Lawrence is currently negotiating her $10 million paycheck for the movies’ next installment. That figure will include salary, bonuses and escalators.

It’s a significant pay increase for the rising starlet who earned $500k for The Hunger Games, plus bonuses from the film’s box office earnings of $683.8 million.

Catching Fire is set to begin filming in Atlanta next month, then will move to Hawaii in early November. The sci-fi epic will debut in movie theaters on November 22, 2013.

mercibeaucul 8th-Aug-2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
80% of actors are out of work at any given time and the VAST majority (including ones who work regularly in TV and have established careers and are well-known in acting circles) are poor as shit.

The guy who directed the last play I was in is a decently-known, successful jobbing actor and he has to supplement his income with teaching and working in bars for the minimum wage to support his gf and young children. And this is a guy that's been in several movies and is regularly on the tv. The idea that anybody who has a decent imdb list is wiping their arse on 50 pound notes is just a huge myth. It's only the elite that are making thousands and thousands per job.
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